The two won't be in the same room, but Tuesday's dueling press conferences -- Beltran led off at 11 a.m. ET -- are the hot topic of conversation in the Big Apple. And that means, at least to some extent, the rest of the country has little choice but to hop on for the ride.
Just as many fans outside Gotham feel the city has horded media attention for years, the Mets and Yankees now appear intent on stockpiling the best available baseball talent. So what do you expect from the two teams in 2005? And what do you think of the fans who cheer them on?